7 Memory Care Facilities in Virginia Beach, VA
The average cost of memory care in Virginia Beach is $4,696 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,650. Cheaper nearby regions include Chesapeake with an average starting cost of $4,279.
To help you with your search, browse the 33 reviews below for memory care facilities in Virginia Beach. On average, consumers rate memory care in Virginia Beach 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Chesapeake with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Virginia Beach find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Virginia Beach, call (855) 863-8283.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Virginia Beach
Review of The Waterford at Virginia Beach
There are some parts of The Waterford at Virginia Beach that I'm very happy with, but there are some parts that I'm disappointed in. My mom is a resident. The staff members are always attentive. Th... Read more
Review of The Waterford at Virginia Beach
The Waterford at Virginia Beach is fantastic and clean. My husband is in Reflections, which is their locked down or memory care unit. They listen to you. If you have a problem and go to the right p... Read more
Review of The Memory Center
My mom has been here over a year. The staff is caring and friendly. I am always impressed that when we go walking around the facility with her every staff member we see greets her and calls her by ... Read more
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach has a large senior community that comprises over 12 percent of the 450,000-person population. The city is situated on the southeastern coast of Virginia, a state where more than 140,000 people have Alzheimer's disease. The Virginia Beach area provides an array of resources for local seniors with dementia and their families, as well as more than half a dozen memory care facilities.
In Virginia Beach, memory care facilities are officially referred to as "special care units," or SCUs. Some SCUs are freestanding, while others are located within secure wings of assisted living facilities. Assisted living facilities that house memory care units must meet specialized requirements regarding staffing, staff training, safety and security features and admission policies. SCUs are licensed and monitored by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
- Seniors in Virginia Beach do not pay taxes on income received from Social Security. While other types of retirement income are taxable, they are deductible up to $12,000. This may allow seniors to put more money into their memory care budget.
- While the overall cost of living is about 15 percent higher than the national average, it is on par for the statewide cost of living. Healthcare expenses are relatively high at roughly 15 percent higher than state and national averages, which may be a concern for seniors managing a chronic condition like Alzheimer's disease.
- The violent crime rate in Virginia Beach is lower than regional, state and national averages, which may provide peace of mind for families with loved ones in memory care in the city. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being low crime, the violent crime rate is 13.8, compared to the state average of 19.7 and the U.S. average of 31.1. The rate of property crime is higher than the state and national average at 40.0 but lower than the regional average of 45.3.
- The air quality in Virginia Beach is good, which may appeal to seniors who have cardiovascular disease or respiratory illnesses. The city tied for 1st for cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for 24-hour particle pollution.
Paying for Memory Care in Virginia Beach
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Memory Care costs in Virginia Beach start around $4,696 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,799 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Virginia Beach and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Virginia Beach
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Virginia page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free memory care resources in Virginia Beach, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Virginia page for more information about these laws.